Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Votes to Protect Methane Rule, Reduce Harmful Emissions

Feb 3, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against reversing the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule, put in place at the end of last year to reduce methane emissions from oil and natural gas extraction on public lands. In 2014, operators spewed 9.8 million metric tons of methane into the air – pollution with a short-term climate effect equivalent to... Read More

Rep. Scott Peters Leads 70 Colleagues to Demand Answers on Trump’s Chaotic Refugee Ban

Feb 1, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) is leading 70 Democratic members of Congress to get answers on how President Trump’s White House drafted and evaluated the Executive Order that suspended refugee admissions and restricted the flow of immigrants from Muslim nations. The chaotic implementation of the order over the weekend led to the detention of... Read More

Rep. Peters Vows to Fight, Calls on Congress to Unwind Trump's Refugee Ban

Jan 28, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) condemned a series of refugee and travel restrictions enacted by President Trump. President Trump’s order will stop the admission of any refugees for 120 days; indefinitely suspend refugee admissions from Syria; lower the number of refugees America accepts annually from 110,000 to 50,000; bar legal travel from seven majority Muslim... Read More

ICYMI: Rep. Peters Pens Op-Ed on Where He Will Draw the Line with President Trump

Jan 26, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an opinion editorial by U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) which lays out his commitment to public service under the new administration, as well as where he’ll draw the line and fight back against President Trump’s extremist policies. The op-ed appeared in print in the San Diego Union... Read More

Rep. Peters Fights Back Against Trump Attacks on Family Planning

Jan 24, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) fought back against a series of attacks from President Trump and Speaker Ryan on family planning, preventative care, and the rights of women to make their own health care choices. Rep. Peters voted against H.R. 7, a bill passed by the House that would eliminate personal subsidies and small-business tax credits for... Read More

Rep. Scott Peters, San Diego Chamber of Commerce Highlight Local Border Economy in Washington

Jan 23, 2017 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Jerry Sanders, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, to Washington, D.C. to testify at a hearing on border economics and the role of global engagement in driving our economy and creating high-quality jobs. The bipartisan hearing was held by the Border Caucus to bring local... Read More

Rep. Peters Condemns Trump Decision to Pull United States Out of TPP, Put China in Driver’s Seat

Jan 23, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) condemned the decision by President Trump to pull the United States out of negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal between the United States and eleven Asian nations that would eliminate more than 18,000 taxes and trade barriers on American products. Rep. Peters voted to pass Trade... Read More

Rep. Peters to Attend Inauguration, Women's March

Jan 16, 2017 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he will attend the Presidential Inauguration on Friday and the Women's March on Washington on Saturday. Rep. Peters released the following statement: “Earlier this month, as he prepared to leave office, President Obama told my colleagues and me to cherish the privilege of being in public service;... Read More

Rep. Peters Rejects Reckless Healthcare Repeal

Jan 13, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against the Republican budget resolution, S. Con. Res. 3, which passed the House and paves the way for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Peters also voted against an amendment that would have removed the healthcare repeal provision because it left in place the underlying Republican budget framework and added $9.5... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes Against Mattis Waiver After Trump Blocks Testimony

Jan 12, 2017 | Press Release
“This is how we keep tyranny from walking in the front door.” WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in the House Armed Services Committee against granting a waiver for General James Mattis to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense after President-elect Trump blocked General Mattis from testifying in front of the committee. The waiver is needed to... Read More